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Turko Surname Meaning

Polish Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of Turek ‘Turk’. Ukrainian: nickname for a chatterer from Ukrainian turkaty ‘to speak without interruption about the same things’ (this meaning is figurative the direct meaning is ‘to coo’). Ukrainian: nickname from turko ‘ox with a special shape of horns’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Turk, Turek, Turco, Turan, Turro, Turke, Turo, Turi, Tur, Ferko

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Where is the Turko family from?

You can see how Turko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Turko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Turko family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Turko's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Turko families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Turko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Turko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turko. 53% of Turko men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Turko women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turko were Furnace Man and Checker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    53%
  • Miner
    20%
  • Coal Digger
    10%
  • Furnace Man
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Checker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Turko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turko census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 889 immigration records available for the last name Turko. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 660 military records available for the last name Turko. For the veterans among your Turko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turko lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Turko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Turko in 1941 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

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